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What: Orient-Express Hotels
So what: Revenues were up 14% to $159.0 million and adjusted earnings per share were up $0.05, to $0.07, below an expectation of $0.10. Revenue per available room did increase 14%, but that was offset by impairment charges at Porto Cupecoy, which brought the company to a non-adjusted loss of $0.25 per share.
Now what: Orient-Express had mild improvements in the third quarter, but investors were expecting more, which is why the stock dropped today. Improvements are great, but a huge loss overshadows even double-digit RevPAR improvements. Plus, Orient-Express has a long history of missing earnings estimates, a red flag in this Fool's eyes, so I'm selling another miss in the third quarter.
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